Take no side, tell all sides
UPDATE 2:30 PM: Reuters Bureau Chief Alastair Macdonald and Editor-in-charge Jeffrey Heller continue the charade here:As Reuters journalists, we never identify with any side in an issue, a conflict or a dispute. Our text and visual stories need to reflect all sides, not just one. This leads to better journalism because it requires us to stop at each stage of newsgathering and ask ourselves “What do I know?” and “What do I need to know?”
The head of a Turkish charity that organised the flotilla carrying relief supplies [along with knives, clubs, chains, steel rods, and stun grenades, ed.] said activists had grabbed guns from 10 marines in self-defence and thrown the weapons overboard without having fired them.